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Kuqa Grand Canyon is a beautiful place, where you can walk around 1 or 2 hours through a (at our time) dry river bed. There were not many people, so it was a quiet and wonderful place. During our visit it was very sunny, but...More
There are a few river canyons in the area. The one that most tourist visited and on most photos are abt 1 km down the road. It requires an entrance ticket.
I visited another canyon. It is by a small car park just before the...More
On the 15th (and 16th) of May 2018 we made a tour around Kuqa visiting the Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves, Kuqa Canyon, Beacon Tower and the Mosque of Kuqa. The next day we visited the Subashi Temple ruins and the Kuqa Royal Palace.
We visited this spectacular canyon/ravine 30 October 2017 in the late afternoon. The rock formation is a conglomerate that has been cut through by a river leaving a narrow ravine with 30 metre high sides over 2 km long. The flood escape islands with ropes...More
While the scenery on route to the canyon is austere and beautiful, the canyon is truly impressive. It's an easy couple of hours hike out and back with time for photos. Be prepared for plenty on Chinese groups with lots of camera gear, but many...More
This place is amazing!! We hired a car for the day to take us around to four main sights for ¥500. The entry is ¥45 and definitely too low! What a beautiful canyon! Wear sneakers as you will walk through the sandy bottom of the...More
All the surroundings are amazingly impressive with the geological curiosity (red hills, cliffs and canyons). It is not worth buying a ticket to visit the official site as far as it is forbidden to enter the canyon ( if correctly understood...)
Visited in mid June 2017 - huge and magnificent - like walking back in time. The curve of the formation is interesting. Easy walk though some part is wet. Not crowded when we reach around 1030 am. Highly recommended place in Kuche.
Kuche Grand Canyon should not be missed for any visitor to this part of Xinjiang. Actually the drive there is part of the experience as you weave through incredible landforms weathered from sandstone by wind and rain over centuries. Make sure you make this a...More